Media personality and self confirmed skin bleacher, Toke Makinwa is one woman who has stuck her head up after-all challenges, struggles and tribulations.
In her recently released book On Becoming she admitted to bleaching her naturally dark skin to impress her-no ex-husband, Maje Ayidan.
By now, it is old news how men and women in Nigeria get involved in lightning their pigment in a bid to appear more beautiful and better liked by other people. This trend has been on-going for a while and is still on the rise.
Many who know Toke Makinwa as the flawless, light-skinned beauty will be shocked to see pictures of her younger, darker self.
Here are 5 photos showing the before and after of Toke:
1. Toke is a 32-year-old woman who has us believing that her resolve to bleach her skin was to impress her ex-husband.
2. Toke before the fame and money was just a young black girl who had mighty dreams, including turning white.
3. Life as a little girl for Toke was just a moment away from being yellow sisi.
4. The beauty of life is in its freedom. Toke, can be whoever she chooses to be.
5. Aunty Toke, why are you this fine? Tell us the name of your cream.